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post updated 26 September 2023

English Architecture Design – chronological list

English University Architecture News

19 Dec 2022
University of Brighton Moulsecoomb Campus Masterplan, Brighton, East Sussex, Southern England, UK
Design: Hassell
University of Brighton Moulsecoomb Campus, East Sussex, UK
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University of Brighton Moulsecoomb Campus Masterplan Design
Hassell has completed the final phase of a transformational multi-stage masterplan for the University of Brighton’s main Moulsecoomb Campus. The ambitious regeneration project is Hassell’s largest masterplan delivery for an education campus in their 80-year history.

12 Aug 2022
National Health Innovation Campus, Southgate development, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, north England, UK
Design: AHR Architects
University of Huddersfield National Health Innovation Campus
photo courtesy of University of Huddersfield
University of Huddersfield National Health Innovation Campus
The University of Huddersfield is delighted to have received a committee resolution from Kirklees Council to grant Reserved Matters planning permission, so that the construction of the prominent and high quality first phase building on the Southgate site that will become the home to the University’s new National Health Innovation Campus can proceed.

16 Sep 2021
Arts University Bournemouth Student Halls, AUB Wallisdown campus, Poole, Dorset, southern England
Architect: Design Engine
Arts University Bournemouth Student Halls
photo courtesy of architects office
Arts University Bournemouth Student Halls
Design Engine have completed a landmark £24 million student halls development for Arts University Bournemouth. A ceremony was held last week to mark the official opening ahead of the new academic year.

30 Oct 2019
UEA Institute of Productivity, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich
Design: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
In creating a home for UEA’s new Institute of Productivity, Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects have removed later additions to reveal hidden details of Denys Lasdun’s original building – creating a state-of-the-art home for a new generation of “Visible Engineers”.

28 Nov 2017
Arts University Bournemouth Design Studios and Workshops, AUB, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset, southern England
Architect: Design Engine
AUB Design Studios and Workshops
photograph : Jim Stephenson
Arts University Bournemouth Design Studios and Workshops
The AUB Design Workshops & Studios Conversions consist of the transformation of two former on-campus halls of residence, originally constructed in 2001, into modern studio and teaching space for Arts University Bournemouth’s internationally renowned higher education courses.

27 Nov 2017
Winton Chapel, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Winchester, Hampshire, Southeast England
Architect: Design Engine Architects
University of Winchester Winton Chapel
photograph : Jim Stephenson
University of Winchester Winton Chapel
The project was to renovate and extend the University’s Victorian Chapel. Originally built in 1880, and then extended in 1927, the Chapel is used for a number of different events and purposes: services, group meetings, concerts and as a place of quiet contemplation.

16 Nov 2017
University of Kent Economics Building, Canterbury Campus, Kent, southeast England
Design: Bond Bryan Architects
University of Kent Economics Building
image Courtesy architecture office
University of Kent Economics Building
This is a collaborative scheme with Willmott Dixon Construction and is part of UoK’s continued investment into its Canterbury Campus Masterplan and part of a new Business Hub focusing on Economics, Business, Maths and Statistics & Actuarial Science.

6 Dec + 7 Oct 2017
University of Leicester Engineering Building Roof Reconstruction
University of Leicester Engineering Building roof
picture : University of Leicester
University of Leicester Engineering Department, Stirling and Gowan Building
The University of Leicester has invested substantially in repairing its Grade II* listed Engineering building to improve its technical performance and comfort for users.

2 Oct 2017
Durham University Centre for Teaching and Learning, Lower Mountjoy, County Durham, northeast England
Design: FaulknerBrowns Architects
Durham University Centre for Teaching and Learning
image Courtesy architecture office
Durham University Centre for Teaching and Learning
The building, at Lower Mountjoy, will host a wide range of learning environments and technologies, including new classrooms that will allow students to share courses in real time with students from peer institutions around the world.

1 Mar 2017
University of Gloucestershire Business School, Oxstalls Campus, Southwest England
Design: Austin-Smith:Lord Architects
Gloucestershire Business School Building
image Courtesy architecture office
University of Gloucestershire Business School Building
Planning permission has been granted for a new Business School and Growth Hub building at the Oxstalls campus. The building reflects the success of the existing Business School and the projected expansion of students enrolling in forthcoming years.

15 Feb 2017
University of Sussex Life Sciences Building, Sussex
Architects: Hawkins\Brown
University of Sussex Life Sciences
image Courtesy architecture office
University of Sussex Life Sciences Building
A new state-of-the-art Life Sciences building for the University of Sussex, designed by leading architecture practice Hawkins\Brown, has been approved by Brighton & Hove City Council.

3 Aug 2017
Bedales School Art and Design Building, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, Southern England
Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Bedales School
photograph : Hufton + Crow
The Oculus, University of Warwick
This new building is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the South Downs National Park in the village of Steep. It is constructed around a beautiful large oak tree within a new court and central lawn the new Art and Design building has a strong sense of place.

30 May 2017
The Oculus, University of Warwick Campus
Architects: Berman Guedes Stretton
The Oculus
photograph : Quentin Lake
The Oculus, University of Warwick
A new visual focal point for the University of Warwick – a teaching centre featuring an impressive glazed frontage beneath a striking curved laminated timber roof. This is the first new building in a new phase of development.

28 Apr 2017
Oastler Building at the University of Huddersfield
Design: AHR Architects
Oastler Building University of Huddersfield
image from architect
Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield
“The design AHR produced is a brilliant, but complex and innovative,” said Professor Cryan. “The site itself presented problems due to the limited space and access.”

30 Oct 2016
School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Springfield Campus Building, Wolverhampton, central England
Architects: Atkins
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
image Courtesy architecture office
School of Architecture and the Built Environment in Wolverhampton
Plans to transform a derelict brewery into a £100m education hub for construction and the built environment at the University of Wolverhampton have been given the green light.

11 Oct 2016
New Science Building at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Design: Sheppard Robson, Architects
New Science Building
image Courtesy architecture office
New Science Building, University of Hertfordshire
This assertive 9,000 sqm building occupies a prominent site at the heart of the College Lane Campus.

7 Oct 2016
Bob Champion Building, Norwich Research Park, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk
Design: Hawkins\Brown, architects
Bob Champion Building
photograph : Gareth Gardner
Bob Champion Building in Norwich
The facilities are targeted at improving translational research in collaboration with the NHS whilst the clinical teaching areas are focused on providing authentic healthcare learning environments for the university’s medical school.

18 Sep 2016
Fusion Building, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, southern England
Design: BDP architects
Fusion Building Talbot Campus
photos : Michael Whitestone
Fusion Building, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University
This new academic building is the focal point on the main Talbot Campus and fuses education, research and professional practice through a mix of flexible informal study and social collaborative spaces, realising the university’s values of collaborative working and thinking.

5 Sep 2016
Cranfield University Campus Landscape Strategy
Landscape Architects: OOBE
Cranfield University Landscape Strategy
image Courtesy architecture office
Cranfield University Landscape Strategy
Landscape architects OOBE, who operate from offices in London and Newcastle upon Tyne, has won a three-year commission from Cranfield University in Bedfordshire and have incorporated Dr Nigel Dunnett onto its project team.

20 May 2016
UWE Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol
Design: Austin-Smith:Lord Architects
UWE Bower Ashton Campus Buildings
image from architect
UWE Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol
Competitive tender to deliver architectural, interior design, landscape design and engineering services to the University of the West of England in Bristol as it begins a major redevelopment of its Bower Ashton Campus.

15 Jan 2016
The Curve, Teesside University, Teesside, Middleborough, Northeast England
Design: Austin-Smith:Lord
Curve Building
photograph : Martine Hamilton Knight
The Curve Building at Teesside University
This four-storey higher education building features social learning spaces, multi-purpose areas for reception, events and exhibitions, general purpose teaching rooms and a large auditorium lecture theatre.

29 Dec 2015
Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Plymouth, Southwest England
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Plymouth School Of Creative Arts
photograph : Hufton & Crow
Plymouth School of Creative Arts
Plymouth School of Creative Arts, The Red House, is a place to develop the richness and individuality of human creativity. This all-through school, located on an inner-city brownfield site and sponsored by Plymouth College of Art, allows pupils to connect with a local artistic tradition going back to 1845.

6 Nov 2015
Education First, 36-38 St. Aubyns, Hove, BN3 2TD
Design: BuckleyGrayYeoman
Education First in Brighton
photograph © Dirk Lindner
Education First in Brighton
Refurbished Grade I listed learning facility for a leading independent language school, Education First in Brighton.

9 Oct 2015
Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Southampton University, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7PP
Design: Grimshaw
Boldrewood Innovation Campus
image Courtesy architecture office
Boldrewood Innovation Campus at Southampton University
The site places the university at the forefront of maritime research through the co-location of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and research facilities supporting the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment with Lloyd’s Register’s Global Technology Centre.

23 Jun 2015
New School of Architecture Reading, Berkshire
Design: Hawkins\Brown
New School of Architecture
image Courtesy architecture office
New School of Architecture in Reading
The School of Architecture will be housed in a retrofitted 1970s concrete brutalist building originally designed by Howell, Killick, Partridge & Amis. The building is located at the heart of the Whiteknights campus and hosts the existing School of Construction Management and Engineering.

22 Feb 2015
The Edge at University of Bath, Southwest England
The Edge at University of Bath
image Courtesy architecture office
The Edge at the University of Bath
A new arts and management building, ithe base for the ICIA’s programme of activity which encourages and supports participation and achievement in the creative arts. It is also home to the new Executive Education Suite from which the School of Management offers business partners an innovative programme of courses, events and seminars.

16 Jul 2014
Hampshire Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration, Worthy Down Barracks, Hampshire
Design: HLM
Hampshire Defence College Building
image Courtesy architecture office
Hampshire Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration
HLM has been appointed to the new £250 m building at Worthy Down. The development is part of a Ministry of Defence (MoD) project to upgrade the site as well as redevelop its Princess Royal Barracks in Deepcut, Surrey.

24 Jan 2013
School of Veterinary Medicine at University of Surrey, England
Design: Devereux Architects
University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine Building
image from architect
School of Veterinary Medicine at University of Surrey
As one of the University’s largest and most prestigious future development sites, the new school, which sits within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, will comprise three complimentary and inter-related buildings totalling approximately 9000m2 – an Academic Building, a Veterinary Clinical Skills Centre and a Veterinary Pathology Facility.

16 Jan 2013
Brighton College Music and Drama Schools Building, Sussex
Design: Eric Parry Architects
Music and Drama Schools for Brighton College
image Courtesy architecture office
Brighton College Building
Two new buildings housing the Schools of Music and Drama designed by Eric Parry Architects for Brighton College have been granted planning consent. Brighton College, an award-winning co-educational private school, was established in 1845.

3 May 2012
University of Exeter Forum, Devon, southwest England
Design: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
University of Exeter Forum Project Devon building
photograph © Hufton+Crow
University of Exeter Forum Building
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has officially opened the University of Exeter Forum; a spectacular new hub for students designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The £48 million project provides a new entrance for the University’s Streatham campus and houses new student facilities and teaching accommodation beneath a soaring timber-framed ETFE and copper roof.

Recent English University Building Designs

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of English University Building Developments. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across England, UK. The focus is on contemporary English University buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Higher Education Architecture in England – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

24 Nov 2011
Essex Business School, Colchester, University of Essex
English University Buildings - Essex Business School
image from architects
Essex Business School
BDP’s interdisciplinary team has been selected to design the £14m Essex Business School at the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus.

19 Apr 2011
Charles Carter Building
John McAslan + Partners
Charles Carter Building
photo : Hufton + Crow
Charles Carter Building

Trafford College Learning Resource Centre, Altrincham, Cheshire
Stephenson Bell Architects
Trafford College Learning Resource Centre
photo : Daniel Hopkinson
Trafford College Learning Resource Centre

Life Science Building, Southampton
Life Science Building Southampton
photo © Gary Britton
Life Science Building

Kendrew Quadrangle, Oxford
MJP Architects
English University Buildings - Kendrew Quadrangle
photo © Peter Durant
Kendrew Quadrangle

Bideford College, Bideford
NPS Southwest
Bideford College - English University Buildings
photo : Girts Gailens
Bideford College

English University Buildings

Major English University Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Bournville College, Birmingham
Design: Broadway Malyan
Bournville College
image from CM
Bournville College Building

Brunel University Building, London
YRM Architects
Brunel University
picture from YRM
Brunel University

Bucks New University, Buckinghamshire
Bucks New University
picture from architect
Bucks New University Buildings

Cambridge University School, Cambridge
Mole Architects
Cambridge University Department of Architecture
photograph : David Butler
Cambridge School of Architecture

Churchill College Buildings, Cambridge
Richard Sheppard, Robson & Partners
Churchill College building
photo © Adrian Welch
Churchill College Buildings

City of Westminster College, London
schmidt hammer lassen
City of Westminster College
picture from architect
City of Westminster College

Darwin College Extension, Cambridge
Dixon Jones Architects
Darwin College English University Buildings
photo © Adrian Welch
Darwin College Building

Harrow College Building, London
MacCormac Jamieson Pritchard
Harrow College Building
picture from MJP
Harrow College Building

Imperial College Building, London
Foster + Partners
Imperial College Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Imperial College Building

Jubilee Campus Buildings, Nottingham
Make Architects
University of Nottingham building
photograph : Zander Olsen
Jubilee Campus Buildings

Newcastle College, Newcastle
RMJM Architects
Newcastle College - English University Buildings
image © Chris Gascoigne
Newcastle College

North London University, London
Daniel Libeskind Architects
North London University Building
building photo © Adrian Welch
North London University Building

Northumbria University Building, Newcastle
Northumbria University Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Northumbria University Building

Queens’ College – Cripps Court, Oxford
Powell & Moya Architects
English University Buildings - Queens College Cambridge
photo © Adrian Welch
Queens College Cambridge

Queens College – New Library, Oxford
Rick Mather Architects
Queens College Oxford Building
picture from architects
Queens College Oxford Building

Ravensbourne College building, London
Design: Foreign Office Architects
Ravensbourne English University Buildings
photo : Morley von Sternberg
Ravensbourne College

Robinson College, Cambridge
Gillespie Kidd & Coia
Robinson College Cambridge
photo © Adrian Welch
Robinson College Cambridge

Royal College of Art Battersea, London
Haworth Tompkins
Royal College of Art Battersea - English University Buildings
picture from Haworth Tompkins
Royal College of Art Battersea

St John’s College Building, Cambridge
Edward Cullinan Architects
English University Buildings - St Johns College Cambridge
photo © Adrian Welch
St Johns College Cambridge

UEL Buildings, east London
Richard Murphy Architects
UEL Buildings - English University Buildings
picture from architects
UEL Buildings

University of Oxford Buildings, Oxford
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
University of Oxford building
design image from Caro
University of Oxford buildings

University of Sussex Building, Sussex
University of Sussex building
image from architect
University of Sussex Building

William Gates Building, Cambridge
RMJM Architects
University of Cambridge Building
photo from RMJM Architects
University of Cambridge Building

University of Bedfordshire Luton Campus
Luton Campus English University Buildings
picture from architect
Luton Campus Buildings

University Campus Suffolk building
Suffolk English University Buildings
image from architect
Suffolk University building

Univ. of Winchester building, Hampshire
Design Engine Architects
Univ. of Winchester Building
picture from architect
University of Winchester Centre building

University of Sheffield, Yorkshire
University of Sheffield
image from architect
Sheffield University building

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